2014 Winter Season: Week 6

  12 May 2014   Jeff Bell   Club News
2014 Winter Season: Week 6

What a busy weekend that was! We had teams competing in tournaments, a handful of all-Petone clashes, and the first round of the Chatham Cup.


Chatham Cup

Grant Plumbing Petone travelled to Whitby for their first round match up with Western Suburbs. In what was a pretty flat game, Western Suburbs looked like the better team early on causing us some problems from the kickoff. A strong driven shot on the 10 minute mark put Wests ahead and us on the back foot. It took a long time to fight our way back into the game and it wasn't pretty to watch, both teams often resulting to the long ball on what was a pretty good and fast surface.Things stayed as they were for the remainder of the first half, Western Suburbs leading 1-0.


The second half was much of the same with some scrappy football being played. Both teams again resorting to hoof ball. There were very few chances for either side in a reasonably even encounter. Neither team was able to find the net in the second spell. Western Suburbs knocking us out of the Chatham Cup with a deserved 1-0 win. The boys head return to Endeavour Park next weekend when Central League resumes. Here's hoping for a better performance and result.


Men's Football

With the Chatham Cup being played there were no Capital Premier fixtures so many of our reserves got a week off.


In Capital 3, the Third Team hosted the Armanis on the turf. If it was good enough for Mourinho it was good enough for the Armanis, by parking the bus and choosing their moments the Armanis frustrated the thirds and held them to a 1-1 draw.


In Capital 8, the Stonecutters hosted the Chuggers in their all-Petone clash. Once again bragging rights were shared with a two-all draw.


The Hawk Wasps continued their good start to the season with a 6-1 win over Porirua City. Keeping them second only three goals behind Island Bay Hotspurs in Capital 9.


For Shore had a tough day out at Anderson Park losing 6-0 to University.


Pickle Jar picked up a 4-1 win over Upper Hutt in Capital 14. Unfortunately the win couldn't help them move up the table with three teams ahead of them on goal difference.


Masters 3 saw our other all-Petone match up. Mighty Masters hosting the Left Over Stew on Petone Memorial No. 2. The Left Over Stew taking the bragging rights for the first half of the season with a 2-1 win.


Following on from last week's win the Dreamers travelled to Whitby to take on Porirua City. In the end they came away with a 5-1 win bumping them up to 5th in Masters 4.


Women's Football

Having climbed to second spot last week in Women's 1, the Pure travelled to the eternally cold Alex Moore. Playing on their brand new artificial turf it looked to be a good game. The Pure started strongly, passing the ball well and threatening early. North Wellington made a break after a small defensive error only for Petone to reclaim the ball and launch a good counter attack. Jade Morrissey turning the defender and beating the keeper to make it 1-nil. North Wellington brought it back to even keel just before half time after a misplaced cross found its way past the keeper. Unfortunately, having to leave at half time to make our game I missed the second half. Despite playing well the girls conceded some soft goals and it was 3-1 to North Wellington before Hayley Smith went round a player and smashed it passed the keeper. The game ending 4-2 to North Wellington. Even with a loss, the Pure managed to retain second place if only by goal difference.


After a lacklustre game last week, the Paulers were looking for a marked improvement against Wellington United in Women's 3. It wasn't the greatest of starts with United camping in our half for much of the first 10 minutes. After a long string of throw ins and scrambled clearances the girls managed to get up the field and out of their half. There was some good passing football played with youngster Hannah Carey, playing just her second game of senior football, looking very strong and controlling the play. After a couple of near misses things ended all square at the break. As the game wore on the pace and stamina we had up front started to show with several breaks and unfortunately several chances wasted. A good show from Jo Morrissey as she beat her defender for pace and slid the ball past the keeper to put us 1-nil up. Several more promising chances unfortunately didn't come through for us leaving the game to end 1-0. A good win for the Paulers putting them in second place.


Junior Football

Starting things off in Hutt Valley 9th Grade Black the Nomads picked up a 4-0 win against Lower Hutt before losing their second game 4-0 to Naenae. The Villagers had two wins with a 2-1 win over Eastbourne and a 5-2 win over Upper Hutt. In the 9th Grade Red the Travellers wone their first game 2-0 v Stop Out before going down 4-0 against Upper Hutt. In 9th Grade Yellow the Wanderers picked up a good 6-1 win over Lower Hutt before coming up against the other Petone side, the Settlers. The Settlers following on from their earlier massive 13-2 win against Naenae with a 4-0 win.


In 10th Grade Travel League East, the Settlers picked up two wins with a 2-1 win over Upper Hutt and a 4-0 victory over Brooklyn Northern.


The Settlers in 12th Grade Travel League East picked up a very nice 5-1 win over Island Bay.


In Hutt Valley 12th Grade, the Nomads had a 1-1 draw with Upper Hutt Phoenix Flyers before the Villagers narrowly lost in a highscoring game, Upper Hutt United running out 5-4 winners.


Gilrs Only

It was a good day for our 7th & 8th Grade Yellow team. Starting things off with a 2-1 win over Wellington United before winning 6-0 v Tawa, 3-0 v Hataitai and 4-2 v Brooklyn Northern.


Things didn't go quite so well in 10th Grade with the team in the Yellow division losing 9-0 to Brooklyn before a 4-1 loss against Western Suburbs. In the Black division, Petone 2 lost 4-1 to Brooklyn Northern before winning their second game 2-1 against Onslow.


The 12th Grade Yellow side unfortunately lost 2-1 to Onlsow before bouncing back and winning 1-0 over Brooklyn.